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mambo (ˈmæmbəʊ Pronunciation for mambo



(plural) -bos
  1. a modern Latin American dance, resembling the rumba, derived from the ritual dance of voodoo
  2. a voodoo priestess


-bos, -boing, -boed
  1. (intransitive) to perform the mambo

Word Origin

American Spanish, probably from Haitian Creole: voodoo priestess

Example Sentences Including 'mambo'

' Salsa, mambo , funky cumbia, Latin jazz, merengue and reggaeton, the latest Latino dance craze, will all be featured in the show.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
A smattering of Harlem sound, hip-hop and surprisingly, salsa, goes into a mambo effort that's given him a Billboard No. 1 hit.
India Today (1999)
Baldursson had a No 1 in Iceland with his `jazz and mambo "band Bogovil Font and the Millionaires and runs a drum studio.
Misc (1998)
There was swing and jive in the dance halls, mambo in the bars, boogie-woogie piano playing in the dockside cathouses.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes


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